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West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center

The mission of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC) is to determine the cause and manner of sudden, unexpected, and/or violent deaths in Shelby County and to promote and improve health and safety of the community.

At the start of 2020, the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center will begin initiating and certifying all death certificates for medical examiner cases in VRISM. Funeral homes will no longer initiate death certificates for medical examiner cases at the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center. This change in procedure will begin with all medical examiner cases with dates of death on or after January 1st, 2020. Cases with dates of death on or before December 31st, 2019 will still require funeral home initiation, regardless of when the examination takes place. Click here for more information.

Last Published: Mar 12, 2021